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History:

The Republic of Novus Niciae had it's origins on the east coast of the Australia as a collective of scientists who worked for the common good of the people. During this period it was a regional power and spread it's influence over the region to stabilize Oceania, however a catastrophic war decimated the nation and the surviving citizens fled into vast underground bunkers in the great dividing range or they went into hiding overseas.

Recently the Niciae institute, a remnant of the old government that was functioning as a think tank for private corparations has secured the popular support of the citizens of the war ravaged western North American continent and reestablished the republic.


Political

conventional long form: The Republic of Novus Niciae
conventional short form: Novus Niciae
abbreviation: NN

Government: Constitutional Meritocracy and Republic

Capital: New Niciae City

Administrative Divisions:
States: 15 states, The states are numbered from 1-15
Council Areas : 10 per state, Council Areas are numbered 1-10

National Holiday: Novus Niciae does not celebrate any particular national holidays

Legal System:
Criminal: lex criminalis
Civil: lex civis

Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal

Executive Branch
Head of state: Prime Minister CHARLES Johns (Sc.D, PhD,OoN, HCA)
Heir Apparent: None, New head of state appointed upon vacancy of incumbent head of state
Cabinet: cabinet of ministers lead by prime minister
Elections: The office of Prime Minster has life tenure

Legislative Branch:
Bicameral system
Upper house: 100 seats, Meritocratic, Chosen by competitive examination held every 5 years.
Lower house: 500 seats, Democratic, elections held every 5 years.

Judicial Branch
Order of Precedence
Prime ministerial pardon (the prime minister can pardon any citizen, he can not however convict citizens)
Supreme Court
High Court
District court
Magisterial court

Flag description: Forest green with white circle in center framing a dexter cat in the rampant position.

National anthem: The patriotic song

Currency:
Coinage: Aureus, Denarius, Sestertius, Dupondius, As
1 Aureus = 4 Denarius = 10 Sestertius = 50 Dupondius = 100 As
Banknotes: 5, 10 , 20 , 50 , 100 , 500 & 1000 Aureus bills (500 & 1000 Au Bills are rare and only issued as commemorative notes)
The gold in the Aureus coin is not genuine gold but is in fact 2% nickel, 6% aluminium and 92% copper.
The alloy for the Denarius is 75% copper and 25% nickel
The Sestertius, Dupondius are bronze
And the As is 5% Zinc and 95% Copper
There are numerous anti-counterfeiting measures in the currency such having the notes printed on a polymer material with a metallic strip embedded in the note, and intricate designs made with special inks that are extremely difficult to scan mechanically, a clear plastic window and a embedded foil hologram.

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Technology:

Military Equipment:

Galea Combat helmet:
Composite layered kevlar helmet with rear kevlar sunflap and composite cheek guards, weight 3.2 lb.
Notes: Modeled after ancient roman helmets but made with modern materials. Attachment points are present for optional optics, communications gear and gas mask, with gas mask option it is fully sealed against NBC warfare. It can also have ceremonial helmet crests attached and removed with ease.

Lorica squamata combat armor:
Essentially Dragonskin armor, ceramic discs sandwiched in a kevlar vest.


Service Colors:
Army: Forest Green
Marines: Scarlet
Air force: Sky Blue
Navy: Navy Blue

Trim Color:
Recruit: No trim
Regular: Bronze trim
Veteran: Silver trim
Elite: Gold trim

Ceremonial uniform

Knee length tunic, Service color
Braccae (trousers), Service colour
Black military Caliga (boots).
Black Lorica squamata & Galea
Forest green scarf
Cloak, Service color, tailored to reach to mid calf length. (NCOs & Officers)


Military uniform (duty)
long sleeved shirt , camouflage pattern to suit local area.
Trousers , camouflage pattern to suit local area.
Scarf , camouflage pattern to suit local area.
Lorica squamata & Galea (with cloth covers in camouflage pattern to suit local area.)
military Caliga , camouflage pattern to suit local area. .


Weaponry,

NR1- Pilum class assault rifle.
[i]Weight[/i]: 4.3 kg (9.5 lb) with empty magazine
[i]Length[/i]: 870 mm (34 in) fixed wooden stock, 875 mm (34.4 in) folding stock extended, 645 mm (25.4 in) stock folded
[i]Barrel length[/i]: 415 mm (16.3 in)
[i]Cartridge[/i]: 7.62x39mm
[i]Action[/i]: Gas-operated, rotating bolt
[i]Rate of fire[/i]: 600 rounds/min
[i]Muzzle velocity[/i]: 715 m/s (2,346 ft/s)
[i]Effective range[/i]: 300 metres (330 yd) full automatic, 400 metres (440 yd) semi-automatic
[i]Feed system[/i]: 10, 20 , 30 , 40 or 75 -round detachable box and drum style magazine, also compatible with 40-round box or 75-round drum magazines.
[i]Sights[/i]: Adjustable iron sights, 100–800 metre adjustments, 378 mm (14.9 in) sight radius
[i]notes[/i]: Designed for durability and ease of use, in testing it has been shown to remain operational with minimal maintenance or when mistreated by being buried in sand or ran over by a car, it can also fire immediately after being immersed in water. Nician legionaries are trained to maintain this weapon and keep it in the best possible condition.

NP-1 Gladius Pistol
Specifications
Weight:2.44 lb (1,105 g) empty, w/ magazine (FM 23–35, 1940)[1]
Length: 8.25 in (210 mm)[1]
Barrel length: 5.03 in (127 mm), 4.25 in (108 mm), Commander model;3.5 in (89 mm), Officer's ACP model
Cartridge: .45 ACP
Action: Short recoil operation
Muzzle velocity: 835 ft/s (255 m/s)
Feed system: 7-round standard detachable box magazine

Cataphractarii Main Battle Tank

Weight: 62.3 tonnes
Length: 9.97 m
Width: 3.75 m
Height: 3.00 m
Crew: 4 (Commander, driver, Gunner, Loader)
Armour: 3rd Generation composite; including high-hardness steel, tungsten and plastic filler with ceramic component.
Sensors: Periscope, Image enhancing IR.
Communications: 2 x long range scrambled radios
Electronics: 2 x EMP hardened Weapon aiming computers for main gun (1 x main, 1 x backup) {can fire with accuracy at top speed}
Life support: NBC filtering, 168 hours endurance.
Primary Armament: 1 x 120mm smoothbore gun, 42 shots of internal ammo capacity, fully stabilized ,Effective range 4km
Secondary Armament: 2 x 7.62 mm machine guns (4250 shots) (1 x coaxial mounted with 120mm main gun, 1 x universal mount on turret top)
Countermeasures: 12 x hot smoke launchers
Turret Rotation time (360 degrees): 9 seconds (electric rotation engine)
Suspension: Torsion-bar Hydro/Pneumatic suspension
Engine: V-12 liquid cooled twin turbo diesel engine (1,479 hp, 1,103 kW)
Power/weight ratio: 17.7 kW/t
Fuel: 1200 liters diesel (Self sealing hardened tank)
Operational range: 550 km on internal fuel
Top speed: 72 km/h
Notes: When fitted with a snorkel it can ford rivers of up to 6 meters deep.
Variants:
Armored recovery vehicle (Replace turret with a 70 tonne capacity crane & dual 150 tonne capacity winches on front, 100 tonne capacity towing hitch on rear, usually pulls a 2 wheeled trailer with spare parts)
Armored Engineer vehicle (Fitted with bulldozer blade on front, gun down sized to 80mm short barrel smoothbore gun, backhoe on rear)
Armored Bridge layer (Turret removed and replaced with a 26m pontoon bridge segment and deployment system.)
Heavy minefield breaching vehicle(AEV with backhoe replaced with mine plow & upgraded bulldozer blade armor)

Equites Armored Personnel Carrier

Length: 5.21 m
Width: 2.25 m
Height: 2.52 m (with turret), 2.25 m (hull top)
Crew: 2+8
Armor: 9 mm welded steel
Primary armament: 1 x 7.62 mm machine gun
Secondary armament: none
Engine: turbo diesel 120 hp
Suspension: wheels, 4 x 4
Operational range: 600 to 700 km
Speed: 85 kmh

Sagittarii Self Propelled Howitzer

Weight, Combat: 55.8 tonnes
Length: 11.7 m
Width: 3.6 m
Height: 3.1 m
Crew: 3 (commander, driver and gunner)
Armor: welded steel, 14.5 mm resistant additional bomblet protection
Primary armament: 155 mm Artillery Gun (60 rounds)
Secondary armament: 7.62 mm machine gun
Engine: 1,000 PS (986 hp, 736 kW) V12 Turbo Diesel engine
Power/weight: 17.92 PS/t
Suspension: torsion bar
Operational range : 420 km
Speed : Road: 67 km/h Off-road: 45 km/h

Batista Self Propelled Anti-air missile launcher.

Length: 5.21 m
Width: 2.25 m
Height: 4.52 m (with turret), 2.25 m (hull top)
Crew: 4 (Commander, Driver, Gunner, Loader)
Armor: 9 mm welded steel
Primary armament: 4 x NAAM-11 SAM missiles (4x loaded 8x internal storage)
Secondary armament: none
Engine: turbo diesel 120 hp
Suspension: wheels, 4 x 4
Operational range: 600 to 700 km
Speed: 85 kmh

NAAM-11 SAM

Length: 2.9m
Wingspan: 63 cm
Diameter: 127 mm
launch weight: 86 kg
speed: mach 1.5
range: 9000 m (30000 feet)
guidance: passive IR + wire guidance
motor: Solid fuel rocket 12.2 kN for 4.7s
warhead: 12.2 kg HE

(OOC: More designs coming)

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Armed Forces:

434128 men total

Branches: Army, Marines, Air force, Navy

Legions are organized as follows
10000 men = 1 legion
1 legion = 10 cohorts
1 cohort = 10 centuries
1 century = 5 contubernia
1 contubernia = 1 officer, 1 NCO, 4 support weapons legionaries (Junior NCO), 14 legionaries
1 manipulus = 1 officer or NCO, 2 support weapons, 7 legionaries
1 contubernia equites = 4 vehicles + crew and support staff

Rank Structure (Universal across all branches)
OR-1 Legionarii discipulus, Private Recruit
OR-2 Legionarii, Private
OR-3 Legionarii primus, Private First Class
OR-4 Artifex, Specialist / Corporal
OR-5 Decanus, Sergeant
OR-6 Decanus Magister, Staff Sergeant
OR-7 Decanus Primus, Sergeant First Class
OR-8 Decanus Dominus, Master Sergeant/ 1st Sergeant
OR-9 Decanus Major, Sergeant Major/ Command Sergeant Major/ Sergeant Major of the army

WO-1 Principales I, Warrant Officer 1
WO-2 Principales II, Chief Warrant Officer 2
WO-3 Principales III, Chief Warrant Officer 3
WO-4 Principales IV, Chief Warrant Officer 4
WO-5 Principales V, Chief Warrant Officer 5

OF-0 tribunus discipulus, Officer Cadet
OF-1 Optio/Tesserarius, 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Lieutenant
OF-2 Centurion, Captain
OF-3 Primus Pilus, Major
OF-4 Tribuni Angusticlavii, Lieutenant Colonel
OF-5 Tribune, Colonel
OF-6 Legatus legionis, Brigadier General
OF-7 Legatus legionis major, Major General
OF-8 Legatus legionis primus, Lieutenant General
OF-9 Tribunus militum laticlavius, General
OF-10 Imperiator, General of the Army

[b]
legio terram (Army)
[/b]
Legio I
Legio II
Legio III
Legio IV
Legio V
Legio VI
Legio VII
Legio IX
Legio X
Legio XI
Legio XII
Legio XIII
Legio XIV
Legio XV
Legio XVI
Legio XVII
Legio XIX
Legio XX
Legio XXI
Legio XXII
Legio XXIII
Legio XXIV
Legio XXV
Legio XXVI
Legio XXVII (Cohortes Vigilum)
Legio XXIX (Cohortes Vigilum)
Legio XXX (Cohortes Vigilum)

[b]legio mare (Marines)[/b]

Legio XXXI
Legio XXXII
Legio XXXIII
Legio XXXIV
Legio XXXV
Legio XXXVI
Legio XXXVII
Legio XXXIX
Legio XL
Legio XLI
Legio XLII
Legio XLIII
Legio XLIV (Cohortes Vigilum Mare)

[b]legio pro aere (Air Force)[/b]

30 Squadrons of 12 Fighters
20 Squadrons of 12 Fighter-bombers
10 Squadrons of 12 strategic bombers
10 Squadrons of 12 recon aircraft
10 Squadrons of 12 support aircraft (Tankers, AWAC, EW aircraft)
30 Squadrons of 12 transport aircraft

[b]Classem (Navy)[/b]

(Under construction, headings only at this point)

Patrol boats, coastal

Patrol boat, riverine

Littoral Combat Craft

Landing Craft

Frigates

Destroyers

Cruisers

Battleships

Submarines

Aircraft Carriers


Law enforcement:

The primary law enforcement department in Novus Niciae are the Vigiles, this is a combined service that incorporates both police and fire fighting duties. The police and fire fighting divisions have independent field and mid level commands but share a common high command.

They also share a medical branch which serves the needs of each district level command station with 4 medical doctors who are also trained forensic medical examiners (medici).

The tactical armed response group is known as the urban cohort and one urban cohort is attached to every regional level command station. The urban cohort are fully trained counter terrorist police and are seconded from the legion and have full access to the entire legion armory should they require it.

A typical Vigiles will be cross trained to function as a first responder to either law enforcement or fire fighting emergencies although the will specialize in the division they are assigned to. All Vigiles also are trained in advanced first aid and have a legion field medic kit secured in their vehicle.

The Vigiles are organized into a common station compound with separate areas for each branch. with one station covering an area that ensures a maximum response time of five minutes. A typical station will have 4 fire trucks, 8 patrol cars, 1 patrol van and 16 motorcycles.

There are 10 stations to a district and 10 districts to a region and every district and region has a command station that coordinates the dispatch of the Vigiles and houses specialist branches such as forensics, electronic crime, serious crime and armed response units.

The Vigiles share their rank structure with the legion and previous legion rank is recognized in the Vigiles.

The Vigiles prefer to recruit retired legionaries for regular duties although college applicants are accepted on a case by case basis, particularly when they have a special skill.

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[b]Biographies:[/b]

Charles Augustus Johns

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Not much is publicly known about this notoriously publicity shy individual, he issues his decrees through Nike Niciae his aide and rumored secret wife. He is known to of studied science at various universities in Europe and has at least two doctorates. He is the founder of the Niciae institute, a thinktank that founded the first republic. During the first republic period he was extremely active in public circles, but of late he is somewhat shyer, there are rumors that he was killed at the end of the first republic and Nike has been using him as a figurehead for the second republic and there are other rumors that he lives but was horribly disfigured and does not wish to be seen. Nike and all the members of the Senate and House have sworn that he is alive however.

Nike Niciae

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Nike is the public face of the republic leadership, She is 30 years old and six foot tall with brown shoulder length hair. She was educated in the first republic and has a doctorate in sociology. She is a polyglot and speaks English, Latin, German, French, Spanish, Russian , Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Tagalog flawlessly. Her political stand is center-right authoritarian. She is very loyal to the nation, and her last name is the result of a program in the first republic where orphans were officially adopted by the state.

Agrippa Marcus Aurilia

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The minister of public works, Agrippa is a veteran of the army of the first republic, where he was a general. He is a skilled engineer and architect. He has since retired from the military and is currently engaged in building the new legislative forum which will based of his earlier design for the forum of the first republic with many improvements being made based on what was learned during the construction and use of that building. he is also supervising the survey of the existing infrastructure of the new republic and will probably make improvements to it in due time.

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[b]Government & Non Government companies & institutions.[/b]

Niciae Institute (Government Owned & Funded)
CEO: Dr Charles Johns
COO: Dr Nike Niciae
Type: Sociopolitical think tank
Employees: 17000
Headquarters: 26 Via Sol, New Niciae City
Recent projects: Operation Western Phoenix, the establishment of the Second Republic of Novus Niciae.


Nician Armory & Foundry (100% govenment owned)
CEO: Legatus legionis Brutus Argentus Cato , Nician Legion corps of engineers.
Type: Weapons & Munitions Manufacturing / General Foundry
Employees: 150000
Headquarters: 20-40 Via Rosa, Niciae City
Recent Projects: Arming the Legion


The United Trust
CEO: Mrs Wilma Ford
Type: Charity
Employees: 2000 paid/18000 volunteers
Headquarters: 18-38 Via Deus
Recent Projects: Domestic Drug Education, Domestic counseling service, Disaster relief fund

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